Between the time somebody comes up with an idea for a new product and the second it finally arrives in the hands of the consumer, there are a myriad of operations that take place. Supply chain professionals are involved in every part of the production and sales process, and in many cases, multiple companies must work together to ensure satisfactory production and timely delivery of the finished goods. The raw materials suppliers need to work with the manufacturing plants, who in turn must communicate with warehouses and distributors, who then need to coordinate shipping and delivery schedules with brokers and carriers. This is, of course, a greatly simplified breakdown of the process, but it shows how important it is to cultivate strong, reliable partnerships in every level of supply chain management.
Without strong relationships between different companies involved in logistics processes, communication often falters, leading to production delays, maintenance problems, and missed deliveries. By working together to tackle these problems and come up with a common goal, organizations can set realistic expectations and prepare each other for any potential problems. This means that manufacturers should tell their carriers their schedules ahead of time, and carriers in turn should be straightforward about their capabilities and potential time restraints. When a strong relationship has grown between these companies, it is far easier to understand each other’s nuances and collaborate ahead of time to eliminate delays.
At Zip Xpress we firmly believe in forming long-term, transparent partnerships with both our partners. By treating every professional relationship with care, understanding, and an open-mind, we can work together with our partners to provide a seamless supply chain experience for all parties involved. This helps every organization to grow and makes for a respectful, enjoyable working environment. In an industry as fast-paced and busy as logistics, we believe that this helps us stand out in a large crowd of transportation providers. We provide the dedication and customer care to all of the freight which comes through our doors. To see how we can handle your freight in our partnership, start today with Zip Xpress!